Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dutchess Community College offers 153-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.7% are women, and 54.3% are men. 1% percents of international students. Dutchess Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Dutchess Community College is 7088$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $8035 and $17655 per year. 25% of full-time Dutchess Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $32,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Dutchess Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Dutchess Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,283
$30,001 - $48,000$5,654
$48,001 - $75,000$8,930
$75,001 - $110,000$10,500



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3554 of Dutchess Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 36 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Dutchess Community College number 130 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Dutchess Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Dutchess Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Dutchess Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

25% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Dutchess Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Dutchess Community College is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Dutchess Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Dutchess Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 53 Pendell Rd address in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Dutchess Community College with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense, robbery, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Dutchess Community College offers 153 programs in total: 102 are for Associate's degree and 51 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


Dutchess Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6151 students with 184523 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Dutchess Community College

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So far this school has been nothing but a pain. My daughter is starting here in the fall and the lack of help getting things done in preparation for the semester has been frustrating. My husband and I have had to visit this school on multiple occasions instead of them just having someone sit with you and walk you through the process in one shot. They have students working the Financial Aid Office which is already a bad sign because most don't know how to answer questions. If you email them they respond back with one-liners which again still doesn't answer my question or thoroughly explain anything. All they do is direct you to the school website FAQ section or if they try to answer questions they answer them incorrectly which then forces you to come back to the school and pray you get a more experienced person to assist. If they have no knowledge of the process then they shouldn't be answering questions at all. Just trying to get your children enrolled and filling out financial aid forms is a lot of pressure and frustration to deal with. My suggestion is if you're going to have students working in the office then you need to better train them or get more experienced staff because this process didn't have to be this damn difficult and I shouldn't have had to visit this school so many times just to make sure everything is in the system correctly. Such a waste of time. Smh.

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The work at the Hudson cafe yelled at me when I asked a question. Not to mention I was on a tour.

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It was a great experience in my life. The college was super affordable and continuously innovating. If I could, I would start all over again. Thank You.Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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Overall Rating:

First off, the college was excellent when it came to the Instructors and materials that I did. I had virtually no issues with any of the Instructors, they were extremely helpful and all around kind when they would help me understand an assignment better.The college was almost extremely accepting of different people. It is a diverse campus and free of any type of discrimination.The assignments were not hard at all, as long as you studied and have the patience to learn the materials and not have any pride to ask for help then you will more than likely pass the semester. Also, your grade will count on your attendance in class, if you never show up then you are doomed to fail.The students were a bit cliquey, mostly the female students, not so much with the males. Otherwise, people there are civilized. I had no problems with anybody there at all as I kept to myself.Finally, the staff at the register office and financial aid should try to show some kindness. The staff tend to talk down to you in a snarky tone and sometimes will be a bit mouthy. It isn't that hard to be kind to people, especially if that person is new there.Otherwise, this community college was ''good'' to me. I passed the Fall semester successfully thanks to my instructors.

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Great school for anyone to go to nonexclusive and for the public which is the best kind of school. Nobody needs to have to go to some stuff the school anymore to get paid real money it takes experience in being a shark in the real world to make it these days. Any degree will do really. Just my opinion.

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Location & Website

Address: 53 Pendell Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8454318000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: sunydutchess.edu

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